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  • recycling rare earth elements REE neodymium Pennsylvania State University

    Scientists find new way to recycle REE

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    As rapidly advancing technology leaves behind printed circuit boards, old computers, obsolete televisions, and other electrical devices, mountains of electronic waste, or e-waste, being stockpiled around the world is becoming a major environmental concern. Considered the fastest-growing waste stream in the developed world, scientists and policymakers worry that these end-of-life products are spawning environmental contamination and seepage into the world's food chain. Others,...

  • Nissan Motors Ambition 2030 roadmap solid state battery EV electric vehicles

    Nissan unveils an electrified future vision

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Joining the trend of world-class automakers reshaping their entire focus on a zero-carbon future, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has unveiled Nissan Ambition 2030, a vision for delivering exciting electric vehicles and technologies over the coming decade. "The role of companies to address societal needs is increasingly heightened," said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. "With Nissan Ambition 2030, we will drive the new age of electrification, advance technologies to reduce carbon footprint... Full story

  • Cornish Lithium United Kingdom TechMet rare earths Downs geothermal Cornwall

    Cornish Lithium attracts TechMet funding

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    An up to 18-million-pound (US$24 million) investment by global critical metals firm TechMet Ltd. is allowing Cornish Lithium Ltd. to accelerate its mission to provide domestic supplies of lithium and other battery metals from its projects in the United Kingdom's historic Cornwall mining region. "Cornish Lithium has reached an inflexion point in the company's development where larger scale investment is required," said Cornish Lithium CEO Jeremy Wrathall. "This funding...

  • SPEE3D 3D metal printer additive manufacturing Australia army M113 WarpSPEE3D

    Australian Army 3D prints parts in the bush

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Whether on the frontlines of a battle or on a humanitarian mission in some remote corner of Earth, military vehicles are usually far from a parts depot when they are needed most. This is why the Australian Army is rigorously testing metal 3d printing technologies developed by SPEE3D to replace armored vehicle parts in the field. During its annual bilateral military exercise between the Australian Army and the Marine Rotational Force – Exercise Koolendong – various parts for...

  • Ericsson Yahsat Al Yah Satellite Communications Company Industry 4.0 5G networks

    Ericsson partners with satellite provider

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Swedish telecom company Ericsson Nov. 25 announced a global agreement with Yahsat, the United Arab Emirates' flagship satellite solutions provider, to deliver private network, data, and internet connectivity services across the oil and gas, mining, and ports industries. Yahsat, or the Al Yah Satellite Company PJSC, is a public company that offers multi-mission satellite services in more than 150 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia, and...

  • Appia drills wide zone of high-grade REEs

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Assay results confirm that Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp. (formerly Appia Energy Corp.) has discovered another zone of high-grade mineralization at its Alces Lake high-grade rare earth elements and gallium property in the Athabasca Basin area of northern Saskatchewan. Since its first detailed exploration program at Alces Lake in 2017, Appia has identified 74 rare earth, gallium, and uranium bearing surface zones and occurrences at the project, suggesting a robust critical...

  • earth mri Canada Digital Technology Supercluster mineral exploration

    Canada supergroup developing Earth X-ray

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 30, 2021

    Taking inspiration from the x-ray and MRI technologies that allow medical doctors to see inside the human body, Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster has launched a project aimed at helping mineral exploration companies identify potential deposits of critical minerals beneath the Earth's surface. A collaboration of more than 1,000 businesses, universities, government organizations, and nonprofits, the Digital Technology Supercluster is focused on accelerating the... Full story